- Student Success Strategies
Emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from day one, and developing the non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success.
- Business Computer Applications
This course presents an introductory look at the Microsoft Office 2016 productivity applications Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and the Windows environment in which they run. It covers the fundamentals of organizing files and folders, of drafting business documents, of creating presentations, and of reporting data in spreadsheets. This course relies entirely on practical hands-on activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis and obtaining feedback immediately.
- Professional Skills
This course is designed to equip students with the skills necessary for dealing effectively with both customers and colleagues in the business world. Using a variety of instructional methods including role-plays, case studies, group exercises, simulated situations, and discussions, students learn and practice customer service and interpersonal skills necessary for success in today’s business environment.
- Privacy and Confidentiality
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the contemporary Canadian workplace with regards to organizational obligations around the use, collection and disclosure of personal information. This module will provide the student with an overview of the applicable privacy and confidentiality legislation with a focus on how it applies to a Human Resources department. Students will gain an insight into the various acts and legislation that govern privacy and confidentiality at both a provincial and federal level.
- Hospitality Today
This course is a comprehensive overview of all aspects of hospitality management.
- Hospitality Facilities Management
Students will learn how to work effectively with facilities engineering and maintenance departments including designing for food and beverage provisioning, telecommunications systems, and coordinating operations with renovation projects.
- Human Resources Management
Students will learn the skills required by hospitality professionals on managing and retaining qualified employees. Some topics covered include: attracting and retaining productive employees, scheduling, training and job satisfaction, incorporating needs of people of different age groups and backgrounds, and handling labour relations and union issues.
- Basic Financial Accounting for Hospitality
In this course students will be introduced to basic fundamental accounting issues and procedures required in hotels, restaurants and clubs. Students will learn the responsibility of a hospitality property’s accounting department, advantages and drawbacks of various types of income statements, and the role of inventory in calculating profit.
- Hospitality Computer Systems
In this course students will become familiar with the specialized computer applications used in the hospitality industry, with emphasis on reservation systems, property management systems, and food and beverage sector systems.
- Front Office Management
Students will gain the knowledge required to organize, perform and evaluate front office functions that are critical to the success of the hotel. Training will include the importance of guest service, along with many technical aspects of front office management.
- Hospitality Supervision
Students will learn the role of the supervisor in lodging and food service operations, and will learn supervisory skills and techniques. Included are specific techniques for staff communication, increasing productivity and controlling labour costs.
- Food & Beverage Operations
In this course students will be introduced to all aspects of food and beverage operations and will examine the efficiency of planning, management and delivery of services by dining halls, coffee shops, caterers, clubs, and room service operations.
- Hospitality Sales & Marketing
Students will be introduced to proven marketing strategies and examine how these strategies are successfully implemented in marketing the hospitality services of hotels, motels and resorts.
- Housekeeping Management
This course is a comprehensive overview of all aspects of housekeeping management including quality maintenance, staffing, planning, and technical considerations.
- Career & Employment Strategies
This course looks at the planning, preparation, execution, and follow-up stages of an interview: how people find jobs; employer expectations; presenting an enthusiastic attitude; focusing on the right job; transferable skills; the job interview; effective resume preparation; cover and thank you letters; effective telemarketing; tapping the hidden job market; handling objections; job search management; self-confidence and self-esteem building; mock interviews (video-taped); and individual counselling and coaching.
Students will be placed in actual work places related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee in order to gain the valuable real world experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory.